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PNNL finds way to isolate magnesium salt to offset demand Metal Tech News - September 28, 2022


Last updated 9/27/2022 at 1:34pm

A laboratory-scale device using laminar co-flow to isolate pure magnesium salt.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The laboratory-scale co-flow device for extracting magnesium salt creates parallel flows of seawater and hydroxide solution, which creates a barrier of magnesium hydroxide to avoid mixing and isolates pure magnesium salt from seawater.

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Washington have dicovered a simple way to extract what could be considered one of the most critical minerals to the United States and European Union, magnesium.

Since ancient times, Mankind has extracted salts from the ocean. While table salt is the easiest to obtain, seawater is a rich source of different minerals, an...

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